New MBA to have Samsung 830 SSD?

gus6464

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Just read the reports on this and it makes no sense. The current Airs use a custom designed SSD so does that mean the new ones will be going back to standard 2.5in drives? Don't get me wrong I would love an 830 series SSD on the Air as they are insanely reliable and very fast, but I'm just having a hard time believing Apple would do a switch like that.
 

KylePowers

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It could be a custom 830 series with the flash chips just rearranged for the blade-like PCB.

I think it'll definitely be made by Samsung though, and definitely SATA III.
 
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gus6464

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Interesting didn't know Samsung made the 8 series SSD's in mSATA configuration. Now all that has left me wondering about the new Air is if it will have 2 dimm slots.
 
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KPOM

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Right now, iFixit has found a Toshiba SSD inside !

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Interestingly, it has a SandForce controller. SandForce controllers were a bit finicky with the last generation (OWC used them as replacements, and they were popular with MacBook Pro owners). Hopefully this means Apple tweaked the drivers a bit. However, given Intel's issues getting AES-256 encryption to work, I wonder if this will cause issues down the road.
 
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